Book Review: Wild Prey by Yossi Uzrad

Title: Wild Prey

Author: Yossi Uzrad

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Shlomki is haunted by memory of the woman, left for dead, whose life he saved 20 years ago. Shlomki, a park ranger in the Sea of Galilee region in northern Israel, is haunted by the rape and attempted murder of a young tourist who came to see the sites where Jesus performed his miracles. He found the young woman left for dead by the side of the road in a national park. She survived, but police were unable to solve the case and eventually dropped it. Shlomki teams up with Amir to defy all-powerful local authorities and seek justice Shlomki s earnest and na├»ve demeanor leads him into conflict with the local security forces, who are used to bending the rules as they please. Amir, a Bedouin who works for the tax authorities, is sent to investigate Shlomki’s finances, but the two end up joining forces and reopen the unsolved case. Together they pursue the murder investigation, discovering much more than they had been seeking about the powerful men of the secret forces who control the land.

Twenty years ago, Shlomki, a park ranger found a young woman, raped and on the brink of death, by the side of the road near the national park where he works in Northern Israel. The events have haunted him ever since, and even though police has dropped the case, Shlomki can’t let it go.

Amir is initially called in to check Shlomki’s finances, but as he too is troubled by the injustice of this world, the two of them end up combining ofrces – and eventually reopening the unsolved case, which leads them straight to secrets that could cost them their lives. For the all-powerful don’t like it when you dig up their dirty little secrets…

The story is vivid and gripping, all the way from the past to the present. Shlomki is an intriguing main character, complex and flawed, and he’s just the kind of character who can carry a story this grim, and through whom the reader to deal with a truth this ugly.

 

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